Monday, September 1, 2008

"Bear"tastic Series - Bear Hugs...

I made these for some of favorite people in the bible study kids who just left for college in the last two weeks. I figured they'd enjoy some snail mail and a hug. Here's a picture of the wild bunch:

For all the cards I used the bear from "Under the Stars". When I saw it, I knew the bear look like he wanted to give a big hug and so that's why I had to have the set. This card is stamped on a Kiwi Kiss Base, which Chocolate Chip and Confetti White. I used the alpha from "I'm here" to do the letters and the pinecones are from Peaceful Wishes. I used the 1/4" square punch, Hemp Twine, a sponge and chocolate chip grosgrain. Oh, and mini glue dots for the letters.

This card is made with a Barely Banana Base, Kiwi Kiss, and Pumpkin Pie. Can you tell I am in love with Kiwi Kiss? The stamped foliage is from Pocket Silhouettes. I added two little orange primas and the sentiment is hand written with a chocolate chip marker. I used the Kiwi Kiss Satin ribbon for embellishment and a brad for the flower too!

This little bear is on a Chocolate chip card with Apricot Appeal and yes, you guessed it, Kiwi Kiss punched with the spiral punch. The background is the Twill background stamp in Chocolate Chip. He is again sponged and the sentiment is hand lettered with the Chocolate Chip marker. The ribbons are a slip of Kiwi Kiss Satin and Apricot grosgrain.

This one is also on Chocolate Chip (the bear just looks so good in woodsy colors!) with a piece of Green Tea DS paper. I stamped the Skeeters wheel in Kiwi Kiss, and the sentiment is hand lettered on the word window punch out and attached with Gold brads.

This one is on Ruby Red Cardstock base, with Artichoke, Chocolate Chip and a piece of Cameo Coral thrown in there 'cuz the color wheel said so! The backgrounds were stamped in Chocolate Chip with Peaceful Wishes. I used Artichoke and Chocolate Chip grosgrain, the word window punch and artichoke brads. I used the ticket corner punch for the fancy corners too.

This one is on Chocolate Chip with Ruby Red and Artichoke. The backgrounds is from Itty Bitty Borders. I used copper brads from the Vintage Brads set and artichoke ribbon with a little bit of hemp twine.

And last but not least is the other one with his words on a string. I used Sprinkles for the background, a piece of artichoke paper and the caramel gingham ribbon. It also uses hemp twine, the "I'm Here" alpha and mini glue dots with the 1/4" square punch outs.

I hope they enjoy them as much as I did making them!

1 comment:

Sandy Knecht said...

Cute cards. Your Bible Study kids are lucky to have you. Nice pictures of all your kids too including your own.